How it Works


System requirements

All items below are required when using the Reactec Analytics Platform.


1. HAVWEAR Module

The HAVWEAR module calculates and displays in real-time exposure points to inform the wearer of their exposure to vibration. Sound and vibration alerts also inform the wearer of incremental increases in exposure and action thresholds exceeded.


2. Docking Station

The Docking Station re-charges, downloads and transmits online the HAVWEAR module data to the Analytics reports system. The Docking Station is powered by a mains power cable/adaptor.

It requires 15 minutes per daily recharge and 1 hour if a HAVWEAR has been fully discharged. The HAVWEAR fully charged last up to 3 days.

There are two types of Docking stations which include a Docking Station to house a maximum 4 or 15 HAVWEAR modules at once. The 4 bay Docking station is ideal for supporting mobile workers and can be fitted into a vehicle. Click here for more information on the 4 bay Docking station.


3. HAVWEAR Wrist Strap

The wriststrap is used with the HAVWEAR holder to secure the HAVWEAR module to the wrist (see image to the right of the HAVWEAR holder and wriststrap). The Wriststrap is fastened with velcro and is provided in two sizes - Long & Short.


4. HAVWEAR Holder

The HAVwear module is easily placed into the holder and along with the wrist strap holds the HAVWEAR module in place when fastened to the wrist. 


5. HAVWEAR Tool Tags

HAVWEAR Tags are small, self-adhesive, robust components which are attached to all monitored vibrating equipment.

HAVWEAR Tags contain tool specific data which is read by the HAVwear module using RFID communication. Ultimately customers will be responsible for deciding if any information is to be displayed on the HAVwear tag. Reactec would recommend the following be displayed

  • Manufacturers model number for the tool
  • Customer’s asset number for the tool
  • Tool vibration level programmed

Please note: cards are programmed using Reactec' RFID Reader/Writer 


6. RFID ID Cards

Unique ID cards are required for each operator to be able to sign out a HAVWEAR module from a Docking station. Each ID card is programmed to hold an operative’s exposure thresholds and can use either Reactec RFID enabled cards or CSCS cards. The individuals exposure thresholds as programmed by an employer on the card is encrypted and accessible only by that employer. By simply placing the card onto a Docking station the employee can collect a HAVWEAR for that shift personalised with their exposure thresholds.

Please note: cards are programmed using Reactec' RFID Reader/Writer as shown Below.


7. Analytics Reports

The Analytics Reporting system is hosted by Reactec and customers are provided with the ability to manage their own employee access. The reports include individual worker exposure and related tool use to pinpoint exposure hot spots. Also over the longer term the reports can be used to manage the exposure of the whole works force and so impact positively on health management.


Products & Services



Brochure Video Datasheet




An independent report by the IOM on the validity of the data produced by Reactec’s  HAVwear to inform a suitable and sufficient risk assessment




Contact us for more information on purchasing options and deploying the Reactec Analytics Platform

Tel: 0131 221 0930




Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome: the hidden risk to our workforce

The Telegraph newspaper interview with Reactec on HAVS risk the FM sector.

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BAM Nuttall - Roy Jackson, Senior Safety Advisor

“BAM Nuttall has always tried to stay on top of the issue of HAVS and ensure the safety of our workforce. In the past, we were trying to accurately estimate the amount of vibration that staff were exposed to ourselves, but this was a lengthy and time-consuming process and we knew that we needed a better system. “When we first introduced HAVmeters two years ago, we saw them as the best option to use to stay ahead of the game on vibration safety. The devices give us a valuable monitoring system that makes sure we know who is working with what machinery and for how long - and provides us with accurate, detailed records of what our teams are exposed to. “We now use HAVmeters in every project where our staff operate vibrating equipment and it is easily the best system on the market for monitoring HAV exposure. By using this equipment, we ensure that we not only keep our workforce safe from injury but also have a robust defence in place to protect ourselves from liability when it comes to vibration issues.”